long-term care facility

Chris Ryskiewich is a part-time nurse at Memory & Movement Charlotte who devotes much of her time outside the workplace to caring for her mother and mother-in-law, both of whom live in long-term care facilities. Chris shares her struggles, signs of hope and strategies during quarantine. Being unable to visit your loved one during this…

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exercises in bed

A little bit of gentle movement in the morning (or at any point during the day!) can help you go through your days in the right mindset. Check out this gentle bed exercise tutorial by Marissa Brooks, a therapist who has practiced for over 27 years and specializes in fall prevention and aging in place.…

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Charlotte Harris Teeter

When you run out of eggs and milk, check out these Charlotte-area stores that offer special hours for seniors and/or immuno-compromised individuals. Compare Foods – every day from 7-9am Dollar General – First hour of business, every day Food Lion – Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8am Fresh Market – Monday-Friday from 8-9am Harris Teeter – Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8am…

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Online exercise classes, Facetiming with family, food delivery… we’re all figuring out ways to survive during quarantine. Whether it’s a struggle to manage your loved one’s care remotely, a strategy for passing the time or a small joy from your day, share your experience of self-isolation with us.

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Virtual Happy Hour

Join Charles Edwards, MD this Thursday, July 9th at 5pm for good company, conversation and community. The theme for this week will be keeping a sharp mind. Register below and we’ll send you a link to join the fun through Zoom, along with instructions on how to connect. If you’re uncomfortable getting connected by yourself,…

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We are thinking of all of our patients, families and healthcare workers during this stressful time. The need to isolate elderly and high risk groups due to the coronavirus outbreak can create more anxiety, depression and confusion. Normally we encourage socializing as a way to engage and find purpose, but this unprecedented challenge will hopefully…

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Dear friends, In these unprecedented times, everywhere we look neighbors are helping neighbors, everyone is doing what they can for the greater good and we need your help. Our income will continue to decrease the longer our office remains closed. However, Dr. Edwards, Dr. Iyer, Dr. Shepard, Robyn and I are still available treating, supporting…

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Woman squeezes stress ball

With a pandemic sweeping the nation, it’s understandable that many people will experience some health anxiety. Here are some tips on how to recognize and cope with your own health anxiety. Health Anxiety: What is it? Anxiety about normal physical sensations, mild symptoms, or fear of having a certain disease. Can occur in people without…

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   The best method of mitigating risk of infection from the coronavirus is to avoid exposure. Employ social distancing. Avoid touching one another (such as shaking hands). Self-isolate at home. Avoid public gatherings such as airplanes, buses and ride shares, and venues such as arenas and theaters.    Memory & Movement Charlotte has initiated these…

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